648 Bridge Road, Burnley, Richmond,
03 9429 3042
Brewery, Pub Food
- Pale Ale
- West Coast IPA
- Double IPA
- Dry Stout
- Sticky Lamb Ribs
- Hot Chicken Wings
- Eye Fillet with Cheesy Potato Rosti
- Grilled Whole Snapper
The selection of beers on offer were just so tempting. We opted to go for the sampler and sipped on all six beers on offer. Ranging from the light and fruity Saison that offered up a refreshing sensation with just a hint of bitterness, to the unapologetically bold and full-on Double IPA, and of course our favourite, the rich depth and full bodied Dry Stout that’s completely unrelentless in flavour.
The beers were rather well paired with the Sticky Lamb Ribs. Slow cooked and smothered in a sticky yet not overly sweet barbecue sauce, the fatty richness and tender, fall off the bone protein proved to be an excellent accompaniment to the cold beers.
Another tasty finger food were the Hot Wings. Lightly battered and coated generously in an abundance of tabasco, these wings were packing loads of heat and spice and definitely weren’t for the faint hearted.
Despite asking it for medium-rare, our inch-thick Eye Fillet was most definitely well-done. The protein had good flavour despite being cooked all threat through, though it was predictably much more chewy, and tougher than expected due to the overcooking. Served alongside was a nice red wine jus which exhibited a pleasant depth in flavour, while the cheesy potato rosti had good crunch and nice variation in texture.
The Whole Snapper felt rather pedestrian as well given the beautiful presentation. The salad sitting on top was rather oily and salty, while the fish itself could do with more seasoning apart from salt or artichoke. The dish tasted monotonous and lacked refinement, and felt like its something one can easily dish up at home.
As a brewery, Burnley Brewing definitely excels at pouring an excellent variety of tasty and scrumptious beers, catering to a wide range of palates by offering many interesting flavour profiles which are bound to satisfy any picking.
While the food menu was tempting and did initially seem rather promising, the execution could definitely do with some refinement. The beer themselves though, were nothing short of phenomenal.
Would Penguin Eat Again?
Come for the amazing variety of home-brewed beers, stay for the finger-licking, delicious finger food, but honestly, the mains are not quite worth lingering around for.
Penguineats was invited to dine at Burnley Brewing.